Cattle industry shining bright

STARTING YOUNG: Charlie Creagh fitted right in with his outfit.
STARTING YOUNG: Charlie Creagh fitted right in with his outfit. Adam Mccleery

A HUGE turnout at Whitaker's open day reflected tho current mood of the industry, according to the organiser.

Grazier Clint Whitaker said he was happy with how the day turned out after talking to many of the region's primary producers. "It's a reflection of the buoyancy of the cattle industry," Mr Whitaker said

"People are looking at the market and wondering if buoyancy will continue into next year, so they are buying now."

Small business participation was a highlight of Whitaker's open day.

"We didn't have to chase down any stalls for this year. They came to us," Mr Whitaker said.

The Open Day was held on August 21, with graziers and businesses from all over the North Burnett descending on the picturesque property.

Many of the Whitakers' prized bulls were on display and for sale, as well as other cattle from their breeding line.

"The turnout today has been terrific and is probably our best year," Mr Whitaker said.

"Unfortunately it rained last year and dulled our numbers, but this year it's held off, thankfully."

On top of this, the Whitakers invited regional businesses with an agricultural focus to set up market stalls and displays for the day at no cost.

Businesses such as the Telstra store in Mundubbera set up stalls with a focus on newer and faster networks and products suited to the farming industry.

As well as local small business, the open day attracted people from the agricultural industry like the AgForce Queensland chairman, Paul Slack.

"I'm here today to find a new bull," Mr Slack said.

"We are repeat customers and like to pick up bulls for our personal property as well."

Topics:  beef cattle export north burnett

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